Protecting wildlife and promoting public education about the birds and other wildlife
we see through our binoculars is vitally important to everyone: Here are some organizations
that Optics4birding is proud to mention:
Here you can find bird checklists which span the globe, birding hot spots, and rare
bird alerts and links to home pages of other bird watchers.
For beginning birders to advanced – Here are more tips for selecting binoculars
for bird watching.
Brooklyn Bird Club
The prestigious Brooklyn Bird Club, founded in 1909, the club carries out its mission
to promote bird watching and conservation in the eastern US.
Kansas State University Birdlinks
Information here is not limited to bird sightings but to housing, feeding, conservation
and political issues that pertain to birds of Kansas.
Marin Audubon Society
California’s Marin Audubon Society reviews critical issues related to wildlife
habitats and works with cities, agencies, and other jurisdictions.
Maryland Ornithological Society
Promotes knowledge about natural resources, fosters its appreciation and conservation.
The Society also maintains a system of sanctuaries to encourage the conservation
of birds and bird habitat.
The Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Society works to promote the enjoyment and protection of all wildlife and natural
history resources in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and surrounding waters.
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Links
For decades, PRBO has been studying birds and ecosystems throughout the west and
educating the public along the way. Find out how you can help, too.
Will Cook's Web Site
A thorough compilation of information about birds, butterflies, plants and other
The RollerFeeder, squirrel proof bird feeder designed with songbirds in mind."
Optical Research Associates: A Gentle Introduction to Optical Design
A brief introduction to how lenses are designed with a fair selection of references
where you can find additional information.
Optical Society of North America
If you can’t find the answers on our site, OSA has more technical answers
about optics. Check here for lots of great ideas for kids and teachers.
Makes Fresnel lenses, polarizers, OHP fresnel lens, polarizing filters.
NABA, North American Butterfly Association
For butterfly watchers - an essay “Binoculars for Butterflying” by Jeffrey
USGS Butterflies of North America (with photos and range maps)
If you see a mystery butterfly, here is where you will find its picture and learn
about the natural history.
National Audubon Society (for information on bird conservation)
If you want to know how to help community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific
and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird
populations. This is where many of us started NAS has engaged millions of people
of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.
American Bird Conservancy
American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has a mission is to conserve wild birds and their
habitats throughout the Americas by using science-based approaches and building
consensus among partner groups.
Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
This is the commission that approves purchase of wildlife habitat for future refuges
throughout the US.
Optics4birding proudly supports Owling.com. This awesome site has both biology and
multimedia sections to help with the identification, enjoyment, and appreciation
of North and Central American Owls.
Partners in Flight
The goal of Partners in Flight is to ensure long-term maintenance of healthy populations
of native land birds on their wintering grounds in the neotropics and on the breeding
grounds of US and Canada.